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Cambridge Audio TV2: Problem with BBC HD

jezzer3

Standard Member
I have a Cambridge Audio TV2 which i bought about 6 months ago. In the main it provides fantastic sound, boosting my Panasonic 46" TV audio to a very high quality sound.

I have 1 major gripe about it.

When I switch to BBC HD channels the sound bar just turns itself off. Its fine with the standard channels.
Has anyone had the same problem ???

Thanks in advance.
 

Clem_Dye

Distinguished Member
You don't mention the connection method but I guess it's optical. It could be something to do with the Panasonic transcoding the dolby digital plus audio stream. Can you set the tv output/soundbar input to stereo? I had sonething similar with a TVonics box connected to my old Kef system. I could only get audio from the Kef if the TVonics output was set to stereo or surround, but not auto/dolby digital plus.

Clem
 

jezzer3

Standard Member
Clem, Sorry for the delay in replying to your post.

You are correct I do have an optical connection. I don't know whether the problem is with the panasonic or something to do with the BBC. I have no problems with ITV HD channels.
 

Clem_Dye

Distinguished Member
The ITV channels only broadcast with stereo sound. The BBC and C4 do transmit stuff in dd5.1. Do you have the same issue with C4 stuff? As I recall, Dolby Digital Plus can't be carried over optical, the bandwidth isn't there, so I suspect that your tv is outputting dd+ and the soundbar can't deal with it. Setting your TV's output to stereo will I reckon fix the issue.

Clem
 

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